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Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 16189
Country: Spain

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Last Updated: May 28, 2017

We are a bilingual Catalan-Spanish family (Imma- ??-1959; Josep-Miquel-??-1957; Lídia-??-1994 and Guim-??-1996) living in a rural area of Catalonia.. For many years we’ve been involved in Peace movement as well as NGOD both as a volunteers and as a professionals. Originally from the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, in 1994 we moved to a very tiny village away from the “urban” way of life, 120 Km North of Barcelona city and close to the Pyrenees and the French border. Intercultural issues, peace and globalization are ones of our main concerns.

Although she has a degree on Geology, Imma works from home as a self employee in the field of Education, giving workshops and lectures to all range of ages students related with Citizenship, Peace, Development Education and India, a country she loves and where she studied and lived in the 80’s. She works for several councils, public institutions, NGOs and Universities. In one of these she’s the coordinator of its intercultural programme. Together with Josep-Miquel and some colleagues/friends she’s member of a group of teachers that give workshops on those topics mentioned before. She also lived in Britain. Apart from English, she also speaks French.

Josep-Miquel studied Physics at the University, but for many years worked in an NGOD, dealing mainly with development projects in Latin American countries, and as a Secondary School teacher in Sciences and Maths and in a local consortia running VET (vocational education training) and local development projects He likes languages and can manage fluently in English, French and Italian. He speaks some German and Portuguese too. Nowadays he’s also self-employee, giving workshops and coordinating projects.

Our children study at the Uni and during the school year don't live with us. They come often during weekends, but in Summertime they have their own plans and Summer jobs and most likely they won't be here.

Josep-Miquel has his mobility temporarily afected due to serious surgery he had and can't do much physical work. We are looking for people to help us with our small organic vegetable garden and general maintenance of the house (mostly some painting and plumbing if you have these skills).
Sorry to tell you that we don't accept helpers travelling with any kind of pets.

We speak fluent English, French and Italian. Our mother tongues are Catalan and Spanish. We also are members of other hosting and travelers organisations (Servas, CS, Trustroots) because we also love travelling, but visiting any country without meeting its people is, for us, simply unthinkable. We can offer you a good introduction to the Mediterranean cuisine (we like cooking!), nice walks in our area (Pre-Pyrenees), and can have chats about the issues you'd be interested regarding the situation in our country, minoritarian languages, social economy, India, etc.
So, fancy to come?
We need help specially in June!!!
AVAILABILITY TO HOST DURING SUMMERTIME:
June: Very high . Help much needed!!
July: Quite high
August: Only the second week... and it is not sure
September: Very high

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